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Semester One Update
We are doing our very best to process applications as quickly as possible.
At this juncture, any applications received after August 29th, will be placed on hold until we determine if there are seats available.
Please remember to include alternate course choices, so that if your first choices are not available, we can build you a timetable.
Please ensure your support documentation has been sent, as your application will not move forward without this.
Semester One Start date: September 6th
Courses and logins will be activated throughout the week beginning September 6th.
As courses begin, you will receive an email inviting you to your first course. Please complete the Student Guide course, as it is the orientation for our program.
Our website will be updated with a list of confirmed running courses.
Please do not contact the office until Friday September 9th, if you have not received the courses you have applied for.event 8/29/16
The Virtual Learning Centre has been offering Ontario Secondary School students a wide range of flexible, and well-designed high school courses since 1997. It is a renowned program that is unlike any other eLearning initiative in Ontario.
The VLC offers students a full range of learning opportunities powered by the latest online technologies available.
A partner with the Ministry of Education and eLearning Ontario, our aim is to provide a full range of courses available to students anywhere.
We are committed to setting very high standards for distance learning and know that the student-teacher interaction is key to student success. For this reason, we encourage all of our students to attend web meetings, and to adhere to the course schedule and all due dates. This level of rigor builds a strong work ethic and forges a classroom and school community thereby preparing our students for post-secondary studies.
For more information please review the FAQ section on our website.
If you need further help feel free to drop us a line:
or call us at 705-328-2925 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 EST)
We have received many applications for our fall semester at this juncture - but we know there are many more to come in. Please assist us in getting courses and teachers organized by getting your course selections in to us right away.
Congratulations to all of our VLC students for completing the 2015-2016 school year. We have issued nearly 4000 credits!
Please enjoy some well deserved rest this summer. Be safe and we look forward to welcoming you back in the fall.
Two well deserving VLC students were named as recipients of 2 $1000.00 bursaries this week. Each year, 2 graduating students are supported in the next leg of their educational career. Further information is availble to registered students in the student guide course.
How are online courses taught?
When you register for an online course within the Virtual Learning Centre, you will be provided with login information such as a username and id. You will also receive an Internet address (URL) to your course. When you login for the first time, an introductory message from your teacher will greet you. This message will outline the course content and describe how the course will be delivered and what is required of you. Although all of the Virtual Learning Centre’s online courses look the same, your teacher is ultimately in charge of how the course will run.
Who teaches the online courses?
Certified teachers who are employed within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board deliver online course material for the Virtual Learning Centre. Each teacher receives training and support so that they are comfortable with the online approach to both teaching and learning.
Will I benefit from online courses?
In most cases, this form of course delivery works well. Obvious prerequisites include motivation, computer familiarity, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Remember, though, that although there is daily contact with others in the class, there may not be any face to face meetings. For students with some learning styles, taking online courses may not be an appropriate choice.